Richard Davis, 80 of Stanley, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at
his home. He was born on November 10, 1936 in Bingham Lake, MN
the son of the late Ray O and Margaret Ann (Malady) Davis. He
grew up in MN and attended Bingham Lake grade school, St. John
Lutheran grade school, and graduated from Truman High School
(near St. James, MN) in 1957. He went on to Bethany Junior College
where he received a B.S. from Mankato State University and
continued on to receive his Masters as well in Education.
On July 28, 1968 he was united in marriage to Helen Wills in Siloam
Springs, Arkansas. The couple moved to Stanley soon after and has
resided there since. Richard taught in the Stanley School District
from 1966-1995 as well as acted as Principle for 7 years. He mainly
taught Science: with his favorite area being tree leaves, insects, the
National Parks and land formations.
Richard and Helen loved to travel. They went to many National
Parks, camped and fished and also traveled to Greece, Israel,
Jamaica and most of the United States. Richard was a founding
member of the Faith Free Church, an active volunteer for the
Stanley Historical Society, was a fixture at all Stanley-Boyd Athletic
events and Gideon International.
He is survived by three sons, Tim Davis of Milwaukee, Dan (Deb)
Davis of Eau Claire and John (Katie) Davis of LaCrosse, six
grandchildren, Veronica, Maggie, Madelyn, Allyson, Wills and
Genevieve, one sister, Kay (Wilbert) Sieg of St. James, MN, and four
brothers, Robert (Arlys) Davis of Hutchinson, MN, James (Betty)
Davis of Tennessee and Gary Davis of Bird Island, MN. Richard is
preceded in death by his wife Helen (November 3, 1989), his
parents and his brother Donald Davis.
Funeral services will be at 11AM on Monday, February 13th, 2017
at the Faith Free Church-Stanley with Rev. Randy Vandeloo
officiating. Burial will follow in the Eidsvold Cemetery. Visitation will
be from 2 until 5 PM Sunday at the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley
and on Monday one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials
are appreciated to the Stanley Historical Society in Richard’s name.